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samprasbackhand
02-28-2008, 12:39 PM
Hi, I play with a PS85, and use Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex 16. I break these string in about a week, and it would be nice if I could get something more durable, with slightly better playability/spin, and it woudl be nice if they cost around $10. Any recommendations?

djokster
02-28-2008, 11:36 PM
Try some Blue Gear.

djokster
02-28-2008, 11:37 PM
Pro Hurricane/Pro Hurricane Tour is pretty good also.

Valjean
02-29-2008, 04:47 AM
In order to stay with synthetic gut, I'd try out Prince's Topspin 15L, the one with Duraflex added in. It should fit your needs pretty well.

satchman
02-29-2008, 06:32 AM
Dunlop Max Comfort 16/17. Nice soft feel like Wilson NXT but at half the cost. Durability is a problem though...

Other than that, I found Prince Lightning XX 16 to be very durable because they have this coating on the string to avoid string movement. Drawback -- strings are stiff...

nickb
02-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Durability is a problem though...

Did you even read the op's post ? :shock:

samprasbackhand
03-02-2008, 05:38 PM
Yeah, duravbility is a pretty big problem

iplaybetter
03-02-2008, 05:42 PM
definetly poly, try pro redcode, its 11 a pack but if you like it enough to buy a real its like 7 a set

Babb
03-02-2008, 06:22 PM
^^^^
I agree. It looks like if you want more spin AND more durability, poly is your best bet. I think a 19 gauge poly might have more durability than 16 gauge PSGD.

iplaybetter
03-02-2008, 06:58 PM
^^^^
I agree. It looks like if you want more spin AND more durability, poly is your best bet. I think a 19 gauge poly might have more durability than 16 gauge PSGD.

i would go 17g but redocde is avalible in 18 (*cough* my doing *cough*)

samprasbackhand
03-03-2008, 02:09 PM
I don't know about Poly's though, cause I mishit a bit, and doesn't that break the string?

scotus
03-03-2008, 03:23 PM
I don't know about Poly's though, cause I mishit a bit, and doesn't that break the string?

This may be counter-intuitive, but have you tried natural gut?

I usually break PSGD 17g in 2 weeks playing 2X a week, but both Klip Legend (17g & 18g) and Babolat VS Team (17g) last me over 3 months. If you hybrid these with, say, Isospeed Prof, it's quite economical.

For me, it's about $30 for over 3 months (about $15 for natural gut mains and $5 for the cross, and $10 labor for stringing), or just $10/month.

It is not only economical, it's great for your arm since you mishit sometimes.

pow
03-03-2008, 04:03 PM
Try gut, in my experience, it's been more durable than multis and syn guts.

samprasbackhand
03-04-2008, 12:57 AM
This may be counter-intuitive, but have you tried natural gut?

I usually break PSGD 17g in 2 weeks playing 2X a week, but both Klip Legend (17g & 18g) and Babolat VS Team (17g) last me over 3 months. If you hybrid these with, say, Isospeed Prof, it's quite economical.

For me, it's about $30 for over 3 months (about $15 for natural gut mains and $5 for the cross, and $10 labor for stringing), or just $10/month.

It is not only economical, it's great for your arm since you mishit sometimes.

Well, it depends on playing style too, I hit a lot of topspin usually. I guess i could try hybrid though, natural gut by itself wouldn't be worth it probably

iplaybetter
03-04-2008, 05:13 AM
I don't know about Poly's though, cause I mishit a bit, and doesn't that break the string?

in my experience no, but i have seen pics

samprasbackhand
03-04-2008, 12:26 PM
in my experience no, but i have seen pics

I remember I palyed with some kind of orange string (I forgot the name) and I barely played with it and it snapped when I mishit